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WARNING: trekking is not like walking! If you can't overcome a passage, go back!
Some of the tracks presented here are set along mountain trails where some passages may require holding to ropes or climbing short ladders, and may have exposed passages without safety protections. These tracts can be a serious danger if faced without the right equipment, awareness and physical condition.
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Hike from Scareno to Alpe Piaggia

In Val Gula on the bridge of the dragon

Parco Nazionale Val Grande - Valle Intrasca

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length icon Length:
6.6 Km
time icon Our time:
2h00' walking
climb icon Total climb:
390 mt
height icon Min and max height:
625 mt - 920 mt
track there and back icon Type of track:
there and back
surface icon Surface:
trail - mule track
panorama icon Panorama:
woods - pastures
coverage icon Cell network coverage:
very poor
winter icon Traced in winter:
bike icon Traced by bike:

The itinerary starts from Scareno, a hamlet of Aurano, in Valle Intrasca and follows the ancient mule track that, crossing the Ponte del Dragone (bridge of the dragon), reaches Piaggia. In Piaggia, a typical pre-alpine pasture, the association “Il Dragone di Piaggia” (the dragon of Piaggia) is currently active, working since 2013 to recover, preserve and valorize the pasture, its natural environment and its traditions.

In the surroundings of Piaggia there was a small gold mine and, in the vicinity of San Giovanni creek, there is a millstone that is supposed to have been used to work the auriferous mineral.

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